Dose: Training Camp Notes

Dose: Training Camp Notes
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Elvis Andrus was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored against the Giants on Friday.

Andrus doubled and scored in the first inning before taking Madison Bumgarner deep in the second. He's now up to four home runs and 38 RBI on the year. The 26-year-old has shown some long-awaited signs of life recently, hitting .350 (21-for-60) over his last 15 games.
Aug 1 - 12:51 AM

Brandon Crawford launched a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

It was his 16th home run of the season and his fourth in his last nine games. The 28-year-old has been a surprising force at the shortstop position this season, batting .268/.331/.481 across 99 games.
Aug 1 - 12:51 AM

Nori Aoki went 2-for-4 with an RBI double Friday in a losing effort against the Rangers.

With the Giants playing under American League rules, Aoki batted ninth Friday while Angel Pagan was in the leadoff spot. Aoki was the primary leadoff hitter prior to landing on the disabled list with a fractured right fibula in late June, but it looks like he's going to bounce around the order for now.
Aug 1 - 12:50 AM

Red Sox acquired RHP Ryan Cook from the Athletics for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The 28-year-old right-hander and former closer of the Athletics has spent the majority of the 2014 season at Triple-A Nashville where he has posted a 4.05 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 26/14 K/BB ratio over 33 1/3 innings. He's a nice low-cost gamble for the Red Sox.
Aug 1 - 12:41 AM

Wilmer Flores clubbed a walk-off homer in the 12th inning to give the Mets a 2-1 win over the Nationals on Friday.

You couldn't write it up any better. Flores, who cried on the field Wednesday night after believing that he had been traded to the Brewers, drove in both runs for the Mets on Friday night and was the most popular person at Citi Field. After hitting an RBI single in the fourth inning, he took Felipe Rivero deep to lead off the bottom of the 12th to end it. It was a feel-good moment for Flores and for the Mets, who are two games back of the Nationals in the NL East.
Aug 1 - 12:05 AM

Matt Harvey was handed a no-decision Friday against the Nationals after allowing one run over 7 2/3 innings.

Harvey was dominant for most of the night, retiring the first 16 batters he faced before Jose Lobaton broke things up with a one-out single in the top of the sixth. He held the Nationals scoreless until a game-tying RBI single from Yunel Escobar with two outs in the eighth, which turned out to be his final batter of the night. While he couldn't finish it off, it was another impressive start. He'll bring a 3.05 ERA into a start against the Marlins on the road next week.
Aug 1 - 12:04 AM

Welington Castillo belted a game-winning solo home run in the 10th inning on Friday, powering the Diamondbacks to a 6-4 victory over the Astros.

Castillo victimized Pat Neshek for the go-ahead blast, which was immediately followed by a solo shot off the bat of teammate Jake Lamb. Castillo finished the night 3-for-5 and scored three runs. He has been a tremendous addition to the Diamondbacks, hitting .293 (34-for-116) with nine homers and 20 RBI in just 36 games.
Aug 1 - 12:04 AM

Gio Gonzalez gave up one run in just 4 2/3 innings Friday against the Mets.

Things could have been much worse, as Gonzalez allowed four hits and four walks while throwing just 59 out of 105 pitches for strikes. However, the Mets weren't able to cash in on their opportunities. Gonzalez struck out six in the no-decision and now owns a 3.75 ERA over 19 starts this season. He'll square off against the Diamondbacks at home next time out.
Aug 1 - 12:04 AM
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